Twenty writers from the United Kingdom and Ireland have been chosen from an initial pool of 708 Costa Book Award entries.
Industry Notes: Hay Festival Serves 490,000 Streams; Costa Awards Open for Entries
Hay Festival organizers in Wales are outspoken about the broad participation they’ve had in the digital iteration of their flagship event, while the Costa program has called for entries in its 49th edition.
Journalist Jack Fairweather Wins £30,000 Costa Book of the Year
What jurors call ‘an extraordinary and important book that people need to read,’ Jack Fairweather’s timely ‘The Volunteer’ wins the top Costa in London.
UK Costa Book Awards Names Short Story Finalists
A separate competition from the main category and overall award, the Costa Book Awards Short Story program uses public voting to choose its winner.
Costa Book Awards Names Its 2019 Category Winners
The Costa Book Awards, one of the UK’s key annual book prize programs, announces its five category winners. One title of this group will be named the overall winner on January 28.
Germany’s Voland & Quist Opens English Translation Imprint
German publisher Voland & Quist a new English-language imprint for the UK and Ireland, called V&Q Books ‘to help bridge the gap between Europe and the UK.’
British Book Awards’ Top 2019 Prize Goes to Ireland’s Sally Rooney
The annual ‘Nibbies,’ as the British Book Awards are known, this year are led by the acclaimed Irish author, Sally Rooney, who calls herself ‘astonishingly lucky.’
The UK’s Young Writer Prize Opens for Submissions and Remixes Its Sponsors
The newly renamed Sunday Times/University of Warwick Young Writer of the Year Award opens today (April 12) for submissions as it announces its new sponsorship regime.
The British Book Awards: 2019 Books of the Year Shortlists
The British Book Awards, or ‘Nibbies’–which comprise both industry and book honors–today announce their books of the year shortlists.
New at the British Book Awards: 41 Contenders in Small Presses
The British Book Awards organizers report having ‘an incredibly strong list of more than 50 submissions’ for its new small-press category.